The Farewell Party
“Tomorrow's today will be completely different from the today's”.
The New StageApproximate running time
1 hour 30 minutes, no intermissionLanguage
June 2, 2022
Traditions. How to live, keep and pass them on, or rather abandon them in the name of the new world. This is the main theme of the new play by a young playwright Eliška Říhová, which will be performed in the world premiere at the New Stage. The theme presents multiple layers, from the viewpoint of the old and younger generations. One of them opens a seemingly simple situation. A group of young people sharing a flat find a goose in the freezer and discuss what to do with it. They cannot even imagine preparing it as a traditional Sunday roast.
The question is, what do you do with a goose when being vegan is becoming the new normal? Is the tradition of Sunday as a festive day tenable? Is it ok to throw away the grandma’s armchair, and do we have the right to insist that our offspring carry on our rubbish? Is it possible to reinvent traditions anew, from the scratch?
Official photos: Petr Neubert
WARNING: Part of the performance counts with standing audience and part with sitting in the scenography or on the ground, if necessary (which might be both less comfortable). Please think of possible discomfort when choosing your clothes and shoes. Disabled viewers with limited mobility or using wheelchairs will be taken care of.
Suitable for audience from 12 years.
Photo and video gallery
The Farewell Party Programme
A booklet for the production of The Farewell Party
Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 June at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of November 2023.
When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.
What to wear?
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.
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Buffets on the New Stage
Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.